Today, the Victorian Branch of the CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) celebrated the announcement of the CBCA awards. While the national announcement of the winners and Honour Books took place in Queensland, the Victorian branch made their own local announcement at Manor Lakes P-12 Specialist College. As a local author, I had the privelege of receiving an invitation to this special event, and was able to meet, among others, authors, illustrators and long-term members of the CBCA.
The CBCA is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes reading and offers annual awards in 6 categories - from early childhood to young adult. Its members work on a purely voluntary basis to share their love of books with children throughout Australia.
Manor Lakes P-12 Specialist College is a new school in Wyndham. Their librarian is the lovely and dedicated Tye Cattanache best known for her blog, The Book Gryffin. Tye reviews only the books she likes; her opinions and recommendations are well-considered.